Pan Macmillan’s Tor imprint has signed Under the Whispering Door, The House in the Cerulean Sea and one further standalone novel by American author T J Klune.
Publishing Director Bella Pagan acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Tor US. Under the Whispering Door will be published in hardback this autumn in the UK and US. Tor UK will publish The House in the Cerulean Sea in paperback this December.
The publisher said: “Whimsical, heart-warming and heart-breaking, Under the Whispering Door is an uplifting story of a modern-day Scrooge who is outraged to find himself dead. But Wallace is given a week’s grace to embrace everything he was missing in life. The House in the Cerulean Sea follows Linus Baker, a case worker sent to assess a magical orphanage. Its dangerous children could bring about the end of everything – or be the family Linus had always wanted.”
Klune, a Lambda Literary Award-winning author and an ex-claims examiner for an insurance company, said: “I'm so thrilled to be partnering with Tor UK to bring my books to new readers. Like me, Tor UK believes in the power of queer narratives, and supports the queer creators behind them. Our stories – like stories from all marginalised communities – matter now more than ever.”
Pagan added: “T J Klune’s poignant novels are a delight in these difficult times. T J writes with warmth, humour and empathy and I feel both happy and privileged to be publishing him in the UK.”